The BFF Miracle Body Buffer! – Customer Review
I think by now my regular readers know that I’m fairly skeptical when it comes to “miracle” products…there’s an old saying about taking things “with a grain of salt” and I tend to take things with the entire salt shaker. So, you can imagine my attitude when I saw the BFF Miracle Body Buffer being demonstrated at the Cap10K expo in Austin last month. I glanced over, dismissed it, and then took a step and was reminded that my left leg, from the hamstring down to my Achilles, had been bothering me yet again. I headed to the booth (luckily it was not crowded – I’m pretty sure that if I’d had to wait, I would have moved on), got the quick spiel on how it works and tried one out.
Holy moly. I used it on my always-tight calves, found the knotted area, and within a couple of minutes, felt so much better. I worked my calf muscle area down to my Achilles tendon, and when I stopped using the BFF Buffer, I could flex my foot without pain! Of course, I then went to work on my hamstring (yes, in the booth – this thing felt so good that I didn’t care who saw me working the back of my leg and glute at that point) – I felt a noticeable change within minutes. By that time, Jeff had wandered in, and I made him try it on his hip – he’s got a funky issue where his foot will hurt, but it stems from his hip getting tight. He quickly became a convert because his foot pain went away after a couple of minutes of buffing.
At that point I was adding up in my head how much it costs for a massage ($80), which I rarely do (hello cheapskate), how much it costs to visit our chiropractor ($45), which helps reset me for a couple of weeks at best, and how much this magical buffer cost. Jeff was on board, so it didn’t take long to whip out my credit card – their expo special pricing helped, I’ll admit – but honestly, the idea of being able to get this kind of muscle pain relief any time I wanted, at home, was the deciding factor.
The BFF Miracle Body Buffer is an orbital hand held massager – Jeff jokes that it’s like a car polisher, and he’s kind of right. It has a cushioned foam pad that you cover with either a soft fluffy cover, or one that you can use with creams for more of a luxurious massage, or a fine sandpaper for hair and/or callous removal. It’s electric and has a 12-foot cord. You use both the flat side and the edge for massaging – I love the edge for digging in right at my most knotted up areas. It’s not cheap – but if you’ve been dealing with chronic muscle pain, I think you’ll agree that sometimes you get to the point of deciding that you’ll spend whatever it takes to get rid of the pain. I have been using my BFF Buffer for nearly a month now, and I love it so much that I took the steps to get an affiliate link. You guys know me – I don’t push a lot of products, and I definitely tell it like it is when it comes to reviews. I’ve spent a lot of money over the years on products and services to make my body not hurt, so believe me when I say that this BFF Buffer has been worth every cent.
The fact is, I do things that my body rebels against. Running makes me hurt, especially on my left side. I haven’t mentioned it much lately, because I’m sure you guys are about as tired of reading about it as I am with feeling it. The harder running that I did this spring, to hit my goal of running a 5K without stopping, put the hurt on me. I was pretty bummed about it because I don’t feel like I’m doing anything super crazy, but my body seems to be a delicate flower when it comes to running. I’m not going to stop running just because I hurt – there may come a time when I really have to give it up, but that time is not now. So I look for ways to ease the pain. I stretch, I foam roll, and I beg Jeff to use the Stick to roll out my calves (he can put more pressure on them than I can). Sometimes I end up taking Motrin, but I try to not do that, unless the leg/foot pain wakes me up in the middle of the night.